Search in the Admin console

This page is for administrators. To manage groups for your own account, visit Google Groups help.

In the Google Admin console, you can search for users, groups, and settings. Search examples include user aliases, team mailing lists, or settings to reset passwords. You don't have to be exact with the search terms, you can use everyday words.

About Search

  • Your search includes a top result from Google Search.
  • Admin console search works best in English, for now.
  • Your Admin console privileges determine what results are shown.
  • Your search results may include services that aren’t currently available.
  • Some types of email addresses aren't available in search results (more information below under Users).
  • If you don’t find what you need in the search results, you can search in the Google Workspace Admin Help Center by clicking See all help topics.
  • Search autocompletes before @, but does not autocomplete after you enter @. For example, ad autocompletes to admin, but admin@ex does not autocomplete to


You can search for:

  • Display name (full or partial name)
  • Username@ (for example, christina@ or pham@)
  • User address or alias at your primary domain or secondary domains

Not available in search or search results:

  • Any alias at your domain alias (for example,


You can search for:

  • Group name@ (for example, sales@ or support@)
  • Group address  

Not available in search or search results: 

  • Any group aliases at your primary domain, secondary domain, or domain alias.


You can search for:

  • Settings in the Admin console (for example, Gmail or sharing

Search in the Admin console

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console search box, enter your search terms.
  3. At the top of the results page, you can click Users, Groups, or Settings to narrow your results. 
    Note: If you want to search for a topic in the Google Workspace Admin Help Center, click See all help topics.


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